Meet Our People

 

Our practices are led by some of the most recognized and respected economic thinkers in the world, including six former chief economists of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and two former chief economists of the Securities and Exchange Commission. We maintain relationships with numerous high-profile academic affiliates, including Nobel Prize winners.

“I joined Compass Lexecon in September 2014, having earned a BA (Hons.) in Economics & Management from Hertford College, Oxford and an MSc in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon full time, I had done internships at the German Bundeskartellamt, the European Commission and Compass Lexecon. There are three main aspects I enjoy about the work at Compass Lexecon: first, working at the intersection of economic academia and ‘the real world’, in the sense that I apply the theoretical toolbox I acquired over the past years to interesting cases; second, working with a team of capable, motivated and very helpful colleagues; and third, the dynamic environment with ever-changing tasks, responsibilities and projects.”

 

“I joined Compass Lexecon in 2013 after graduating from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a certificate in Applications of Computing. I wanted to be in a stimulating environment that encourages learning, provides the opportunity to experience a wide variety of projects and has a great culture at the office. Compass Lexecon has provided all that in the time I’ve worked here. Clients of the projects on which I’ve worked include banks, the Department of Justice and hedge funds. My work consists of both qualitative research and quantitative data analysis. In addition, one of the most rewarding aspects of being an analyst is you can clearly see your work in the finished product. It’s great to know that your work is important. All of this, as well as my friendly co-workers who I’ve enjoyed working with and getting to know, has contributed to my positive experience at Compass Lexecon.”

 

“I started working at Compass Lexecon in 2012 after a D.Phil. in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford, where I studied the economics of vertical relations, in particular waterbed effects. Prior to that, I had completed a M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford and a B.Sc. in Economics from the LSE. At Compass Lexecon I have had the opportunity to contribute in a substantial way to a variety of challenging and interesting projects. These include mergers, cartel investigations and arbitration cases. I have worked on theoretical models, enriched my empirical knowledge base and honed my managerial skills. The work atmosphere is supportive as well as conducive to learning and there is a good balance of supervision and independent work.”

 

“I joined Compass Lexecon in 2007 after obtaining my Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. I chose Compass Lexecon because it offered the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging questions in antitrust as well as the chance to work with some of the best industrial organization economists in the world. In my six years at Compass Lexecon, I have worked closely with clients (both lawyers and business people) on several high-profile mergers as well as major antitrust litigations. Since the beginning of my tenure with the firm, I have collaborated closely with nearly all of the industrial organization experts. We have applied sophisticated econometric and theoretical models to address interesting questions and have presented our work to Courts as well as regulatory agencies including the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Transportation, and the European Commission. The group of economists at Compass Lexecon is on par with many of the best academic departments in the world and the work has always been intellectually stimulating and rewarding.”

 

“Prior to joining in 2006, I completed a B.A. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance at CEMFI. At Compass Lexecon, I apply economic analysis and econometric techniques in competition and damages cases. I have worked on mergers, horizontal agreements and abuse of dominance investigations in industries ranging from telecoms and energy markets to cement and software. Our work is rigorous and insightful and offers continuous opportunities for learning and great scope for professional development. New joiners quickly become part of a first-rate team working for top clients in some of the most complex and challenging cases in antitrust and regulation. On a personal level, people are generous and supportive and the working atmosphere is great.”

 

“I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2006 and joined the Oakland office of Compass Lexecon as a Senior Economist. While at Compass Lexecon, I have worked on a number of interesting, high-profile merger and litigation cases involving a variety of industries and have analyzed issues of particular relevance to public policy debate. Most recently, I assisted the Department of Justice in its investigation of alleged price fixing in the eBooks antitrust litigation and was heavily involved in analyzing the hotly debated “pay-for-delay” issues in the pharmaceutical industry. One thing I particularly like about Compass Lexecon, among many other things, is its culture that encourages and values intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, and collaboration. There are countless opportunities to learn from top experts and high-caliber colleagues and interact with law practitioners and clients—making it an extremely satisfying experience for professional growth.”